#1
Hey guys! I just found a sweet deal on a 5150 amp head in my area and I'm going to be checking it out either today or tomorrow. The only problem with it is that the power cable is a little bit torn. It still works and sounds great, according to the owner, but I'd still like to get the cable fixed before I start gigging.

Here's the head



And here's the problem. I just wanna know if this would be an easy soldering fix or if I'd have to do more than that.
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#2
ooooh thats a big hazard... its more than just a soldering problem, you'll have to install a whole new power cable, which could be very difficult
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#3
Yea thats a simple fix, you will have to remove the amp take out the old power cord and install the new one, its simple if you know what your doing, probly cost around $50 bucks for a techy to do it not including the new cabe so.
But its a must fix too its dangerous the way it is now.
What kind of deal did you get on it??
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Last edited by slipknot_420 at Jun 5, 2011,
#4
Quote by matt360
ooooh thats a big hazard... its more than just a soldering problem, you'll have to install a whole new power cable, which could be very difficult

Would it be expensive? D:

@slipknot420: 500 dollars for it. I just ordered a 6505 from guitar center but if this one can be fixed, then I'm gonna cancel the order for the 6505
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#5
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Would it be expensive? D:

@slipknot420: 500 dollars for it. I just ordered a 6505 from guitar center but if this one can be fixed, then I'm gonna cancel the order for the 6505

Thats not a bad deal but if your gong to have to put money into it to fix it it could turn into a bad deal fast lol, id personnaly have him open the amp up to make sure theres no other abuse though. Or just cruise for another one thats not damaged they pop up frequently on ebay for this price.
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Last edited by slipknot_420 at Jun 5, 2011,
#7
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Thats not a bad deal but if your gong to have to put money into it to fix it it could turn into a bad deal fast lol, id personnaly have him open the amp up to make sure theres no other abuse though. Or just cruise for another one thats not damaged they pop up frequently on ebay for this price.


Well it's actually on craigslist and the owner said the tubes were in great shape, etc. He said, "the ONLY problem is the cable." And since I'd know where he'd live, I doubt he would lie to me XD


@GS LEAD: I have no idea. Is it NOT supposed to be like that?
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#8
Yea after thinking about it id personally not buy it, its your decision but id keep looking ive seen mint 5150 heads go for $600 just recently.
Or at least talk him down id start at $350 just to see wat he says he might go for it, then go up but I wouldnt pay more than $400 for it.
Theres 1 on ebay right now with 4 hours left at $575 check it out
Theres also a 6505 with a custom grill for $650 buy it now thats a pretty good deal.
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Last edited by slipknot_420 at Jun 5, 2011,
#9
Quote by slipknot_420
Yea after thinking about it id personally not buy it, its your decision but id keep looking ive seen mint 5150 heads go for $600 just recently.
Or at least talk him down id start at $350 just to see wat he says he might go for it, then go up but I wouldnt pay more than $400 for it.
Theres 1 on ebay right now with 4 hours left at $575 check it out
Theres also a 6505 with a custom grill for $650 buy it now thats a pretty good deal.

Haha well if it'll be an expensive problem to fix I think I'd rather just stick with the used Peavey 6505 I got off Guitar center. I got it for a total of 700.
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#10
Quote by xlRainlx
Well it's actually on craigslist and the owner said the tubes were in great shape, etc. He said, "the ONLY problem is the cable." And since I'd know where he'd live, I doubt he would lie to me XD


@GS LEAD: I have no idea. Is it NOT supposed to be like that?

The 5150 and Peab\vey logo's are supposed to be the same way up
And why does the chassis look like its made of wood?
Last edited by GS LEAD 5 at Jun 5, 2011,
#11
Quote by xlRainlx
Haha well if it'll be an expensive problem to fix I think I'd rather just stick with the used Peavey 6505 I got off Guitar center. I got it for a total of 700.

Id stick with the 6505 from gc unless you can talk him down.
@gs its white tolex
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#12
Quote by slipknot_420
Id stick with the 6505 from gc unless you can talk him down.
@gs its white tolex


It looks like its just been painted white!!! I would just go with the new one.
#13
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It looks like its just been painted white!!! I would just go with the new one.

Could be
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#14
that tolex looks like it has been painted white. lol.
its kinda beat man and its screaming "something isnt right with me"
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#16
That upside down logo is pretty suspicious now that you guys mention it xD
But!!! I managed to talk him down to 400! You guys think I should go for it?
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#17
Quote by GS LEAD 5
Suspicious upside down logo is suspicious.


My guess is that the guy took the amp out for some servicing / pot cleaning / spring cleaning... when he put the chassis back, he probably put the grill on upside-down, and thought "frak it" when he realised.
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#18
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My guess is that the guy took the amp out for some servicing / pot cleaning / spring cleaning... when he put the chassis back, he probably put the grill on upside-down, and thought "frak it" when he realised.


That's what I'm thinking. I'm still leaning towards the 6505 though.
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#19
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That's what I'm thinking. I'm still leaning towards the 6505 though.


Unless for some reason you want THE 5150, I'd go with the 6505. I'm not certain about the new prices, but if I have to send an used amp to a tech for anything other than a check and general service, I don't think its really worth all that.

Plus its a 5150, not a 5150 III.

However, if you're interested, at least go see it. I can see what the other mean that the tolex seems painted, but unless you inspect it for yourself, it might just be a trick of the light.
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#20
So you went through the trouble of talking him down, and now you're gonna walk?
I might too, but there's some ethical dilemma in there me thinks.

The bad cable isn't a big deal IMO if you or a friend of yours as at all handy doing something like this.
Its a relatively easy fix even for a novice IMO. Three wires.
Last edited by CodeMonk at Jun 6, 2011,
#22
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So you went through the trouble of talking him down, and now you're gonna walk?
I might too, but there's some ethical dilemma in there me thinks.

The bad cable isn't a big deal IMO if you or a friend of yours as at all handy doing something like this.
Its a relatively easy fix even for a novice IMO. Three wires.

Well I told him it wasn't for sure that I'd buy his amp head and he understood. Besides, he's got two other people interested in it too and don't mind the full asking price. He just said that if they backed out, he'd give it to me for 400.

Well I've done some work on Xbox 360's and guitars but I'm not sure how I would go about fixing this. I would probably need a guide of some sort *cough cough* somebody link me to one ;D

@ GS Lead: Well we're trying to arrange a meeting tomorrow but neither of us have a cab lmao. I'm gonna have to see if one of my buddies could let me borrow it for the day.
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#23
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The 5150 and Peab\vey logo's are supposed to be the same way up
And why does the chassis look like its made of wood?


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And why does the chassis look like its made of wood?


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made of wood?




I'm fairly certain most chassis are made of wood...
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#25
Quote by GS LEAD 5
But its usually tolexed it looked like he ripped it off


No the tolex is definitely still on. Also, I thought that 5150s came in white too?

Also, this thread is kinda moot now considering that the TS is planning to get a new 6505.
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I'm fairly certain most chassis are made of wood...
the CABINET is made of wood. The chassis is made of metal.
#27
Quote by ragingkitty
No the tolex is definitely still on. Also, I thought that 5150s came in white too?

Also, this thread is kinda moot now considering that the TS is planning to get a new 6505.


Yeah pretty much. You guys can let this thread die out now. Thanks everyone for your help and input!
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